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Yesterday was Juan Rivera’s birthday.  *giggles like a schoolgirl*  Wait, I wanna think about how the Blue Jays cut Juan Rivera on his birthday.  *giggles again*  It was his birthday!  Man, that is rich.  The Blue Jays should’ve had someone tell Juan a passage from Ezekiel 25:17.  Not someone important just to rub it in further.  Someone like the guy who cleans the jock straps.  “Juan, there’s this passage I got memorized… Hold on, I have to put extra bleach on these underpants.”  So in Juan Rivera’s place is Travis Snider.  My love runs deep for Mr. Snider.  Here’s what I said in the preseason, “In 82 games, Snider hit 14 homers.  I’m not one to prorate stats unless you just have to double something, so over 164 games (assuming a four way tie for the playoffs and the Jays play two extra games and Snider plays in every single game a’la some Cal Gehrig Jr. shizz), Snider’s going to hit 28 homers!”  And that’s me quoting me!  I only go to that to give you an idea as to what he can do in half a year.  I’d grab him in every league where you need power.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4 and his 27th home run.  The real crazy thing (to me at least) is Bautista’s a first round pick next year, unless A-Rod’s cousin comes forward and says he’s related to Bautista too.

Eric Thames – Hit two home runs this weekend.  Well, la di–No, actually that’s good.  Grab him if you need power.

Cliff Lee – 7 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Yesterday, The Adverb got modified.

Ryan Braun – Left Saturday’s game with a 22-game hitting streak and a calf strain.  He’s day-to-day as of right now (around 6:15 PM PST on Sunday).  On the hierarchy of players who get injured a lot, there’s three categories.  First category is players who are always getting hurt and missing significant time.  The category has a committee leader:  Josh Hamilton, “Ask not what your oblique can do for you, but ask what is an oblique and why can’t I stop straining it.”  Next category is players that always have at least one 15-day DL stint per year.  Heading up this category is Ryan Zimmerman, “There’s coffee and donuts in the back of the room.  Clint Barmes asked that the coffee be served lukewarm.”  Finally, there’s the category of players that are always dealing with nagging injuries, but try to play through them.  This category’s spokesman is Ryan Braun, “If anyone’s looking for Albert Pujols, he’s no longer in this category.  Also, let’s keep this brief, a lot of us are day-to-day and need to ice something.”

Brennan Boesch – Two games this weekend with a Boesch ‘n bomb.

Chris Heisey – 2-for-4 and a homer, but has only started twice in the last week.  You like him, I like him, but what did he do to get on Dusty’s bad side?  Did he steal his toothpick?  “What do you mean, you thought it was a splinter?  My best man, Don Baylor, gave me that toothpick at my wedding.”

Mark Reynolds – Hit three homers in the last two games.  All brays to Mini Donkey!

Nick Markakis – 5-for-5 yesterday and a home run on Saturday.  I am Sparkakis!  Honestly, if I owned him, I’d consider moving him in a trade.  He’s on pace for a 15/15 season.  I give that a small yay.

Chase D’Arnaud – 2-for-6 with a steal and has 4 steals in 10 games.  For those with a solar calculator on a cloudy day, which sounds like 1st draft lyrics from Alanis, 4 steals in 10 games is a lot.  If it was Eric Young Jr., you’d be so excited you’d be doing some Cirque du Soleil shizz wearing flaming leotards.  Yes, that clothing choice is a bit redundant.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 1 ER. Kazaam!  He’s also given up 8 runs in his last 5 appearances.  Pick up Wilton Lopez, he might be the closer by this time next week.

Josh Reddick – Did nothing yesterday but ever since Mike Cameron was designated for the assignment to stop sucking, Reddick’s been playing and hitting well (over .400 in the last week).

Ivan Nova – That bright star Nova is off to a galaxy far, far away in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which either can’t make up its mind which city it’s in or the stadium is mobile.  Why do you care about Ivan Nova, you ask.  I answer, it means Yanks are about to *wink, wink* Phil up their pitching staff.

Freddy Garcia – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners and a K.  Having a better season than Zack Greinke.  Fantasy baseball:  helping prematurely balding men lose their hair faster.

Rodrigo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I have one word to describe Rodrigo Lopez — notverygood.

Johnny Damon – 7 for his last 9.  Plus, girls tend to like Johnny Damon, so if you pick him up, you and your lady friend will have something to talk about.

Hanley Ramirez – If I had known the reaction Hanley would’ve had to me writing a Buy post on him, I would’ve wrote it two months ago.  If only I had fed Morneau’s ego rather than continuing to knock him…

Mark Ellis – 2 homers and 8-for-15 since the trade.  Someone’s enjoying their new environs.  If you’re hurting at middle infidel, there’s no reason to not take the flyer.  BTW, environs is such a douchey word it wears Affliction.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4 with a homer and 6 RBIs, but was carted off the field after he crashed into the wall.  Oh, no, CartGo.  Gasp!  Shudder.  Yikes City, Colo-ruh-oh.  However, the x-rays came back negative and he shouldn’t need a DL stint.

Jose Reyes – Day-to-day with a Grade 1 strain of his hammy.  He’s on the cusp of moving into Zimmerman’s category of injured players.

Matt Capps – He simultaneously sucked and blew on Saturday; his 6th Capps-sizing of the year.  Then on Sunday, he was removed after one out and the Twins went with Glen Perkins and his orchestra of pitches for the save.  Yet, Gardy said that Capps is his closer for now.  Pretty sure the emphasis was on “for now” and not “closer.”  If you’re save digging, Nathan’s a potential nugget.

Jayson Werth – Was hit by a pitch on his wrist and left the game, but didn’t want to get X-rays, saying, “X-rays are for people who want to make sure they’re healthy so they can play well and earn a big contract.”

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and 2 homers.  The only way Melky’s season could be going any better is if his last name was Furbush.

Eric Hosmer – 4-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  At 21, he’s actually doing really well so far.  If he takes a step forward next year, he should be a top 10 1st baseman which is nothing to sneeze at, unless you’re allergic to that sorta thing.

Max Scherzer – 2 IP, 6 ER.  He’s now been rocked by the far-from-intimidating Giants, Dodgers and Twins.  Does he feel bad for these weak offenses and he’s being an ubermensch?  Doesn’t seem uber possible.  I’d lose him in shallower mixed leagues and bench him in deeper ones.  He’s unstartable right now everywhere.

Fausto Carmona – To the 15-day DL with a strained right quad.  His left quad said this, “Get better, I’m sick of supporting his ass!”

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  1. ruah says:
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    D’Arnaud has been swiping, but no mention of Bonifacio?

    Best SB/AVG guy: Maybin, Revere, Gwynn, D’Arnaud, Gordon..?

  2. Giant JJ says:
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    Would you drop Melancon for either Wilton Lopez or Nathan? 10 team thanks again.

  3. SpecialFNK says:
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    just adding some stuff, no real question..

    I was just going to mention Bonifacio as well. he has been hitting and stealing too, but doing it while leading off for the Marlins. over the last 7 days he has 6 runs and 5 SB.

    Cory Luebke with another game allowing no runs. OK so it was against Seattle, but it still counts.

    Cameron Maybin. he walked on 3 balls, not 4. #what!?

    some are calling Paul Konerko an all star snubb, but at least he can get voted in. Andrew McCutchen wasn’t named to the team or for the final vote. but then again who does he replace? for every snub, you need to think about who they would replace. with every team having to have someone, it’s hard to get everyone deserving.

    Placido Polanco, your 2011 all star starting 3B! #what!? if someone would have said that before the season, they would have been fitted for a straight jacket. that’s not so bad though, but Chipper Jones is the reserve! someone like Aramis Ramirez would have been a better choice. with the injuries to guys like Wright and Zimmerman, 3B is thin.

  4. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey,would you drop Carlos Pena and grab Snider for UTL spot?….10 team 8×8 h2h keeper(TB’s,OBP).I have the same kinda’ love for Snider.I drafted him fairly high and held on to him much longer than was probably smart.

  5. chata says:
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    pick up lindstrom or nathan ?… for potential saves

  6. Eddy says:
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    I’m a bit disappointed, Grey.

    RA Dickey suffered strained buttocks and you didn’t pounce of that comedic gold?

    (sad emoticon)

    Anyways, I’m off to Europe for a couple of weeks tonight and will not be able to catch up on Razzball in that span. Have a great 4th of July and a great two weeks!

  7. Dirty Jersey says:
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    Reyes is the president of a category that you forgot to add…. The All-Star-Caliber players who start in 120-or-less games per year…. until their FA year is approaching… Beltre in there as well

  8. Dirty Jersey says:
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    and Beltran

  9. Rabbit says:
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    i’ve got to choose between two risky two-start SPs: Nolasco at home vs. Philly and then Hou, or Wolf at home vs.Ariz then Cincy. My third alternative is tart Bard for his ratio help (K/9 in this league). Thoughts, anyone?

  10. Bristol says:
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    I play in a keeper league where we can keep 5 players. It’s a points league and my team is very close to being knocked out of contention. I have a chance to do the following trade. I would send:

    McCann and Cargo

    for

    Bautista, Avila, Crisp

    The big thing to keep in mind here is that Bautista can be kept with a last round pick for the next 2 years whereas Cargo would have to be kept with a 8th round pick for the next two years.

    My question to you is: would you do the swap to getter the better keeper round and does this trade significantly hurt me this year? Napoli is still on the waiver wire so I could always get him in a pinch at catcher.

  11. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    reds going into st. louis for a 3 game series .

    with cueto getting the 1st start , the over/under for a bench-clearing
    brawl is set at “before the start of the bottom-half of the 5th inning”.

    with a scheduled 6:15 start , today’s fireworks could be over before
    darkness falls .

  12. Lance Berkman says:
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    What a surprise, I’m left off the update. Well everyone, I hit 2 more homeruns over the weekend and 4 in my last 4. To stay consistent with the prorating stats theme…my stats prorate to about 44 homeruns and 124 rbi’s..in 150 games.

    Grey, I will content to haunt your dreams

  13. Ethan Stein says:
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    I have D Hernandez, Rauch, and Fuentes on my roster. One already panned out. Do I pick up Lopez and replace one or stick with the three? Also, Gomes or T Snider?

  14. Mike says:
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    Which side would you want in a trade McCann or Stephen Drew/Drew Stubbs?

  15. paulzone says:
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    thoughts on hughes and harden? vs. peavy, liriano, ogando, wandy who are on my staff now.

    Thanks and Happy 4th!

  16. Abell says:
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    Would you drop Ryan Roberts to take flyer on Ellis?

  17. joe says:
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    Dom brown or travis snider?

  18. Votto-voom says:
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    Grey,

    My team struggled it’s way back to 4th place and falling. Nothings going great, but my offense is failing to do anything, hitting under .230 for the last 3 weeks. They should be solid if not great. After trading Brandon Phillips I am having to play Kennedy at 2nd base.

    My pitching staff awaits the return of Josh Johnson. I have halladay. I play match ups/injury with colon, dempster, masterson, lannan, Lilly and danks for the other 4 spots.

    I’ve been offered cano for halladay. What do you think?

  19. Corvallegian says:
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    Who should I pick up for the ROS? Luebke or Lilly?

  20. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Would like to us a potential 2 start RP for this week instead of a closer. My choices are Vance Worley (FLA, ATL – conflicting news whether he will pitch Sunday) or Charlie Furbush (ANA, KC – really, is there a better last name?).

    Points league, 10 per W, 2 per K, 1 per IP.

    Thoughts?

  21. stynyr says:
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    Happy 4th, Grey/everyone,

    Here’s the trade on the table:

    I give: Rollins, Niese

    I get: Jered Weaver

    Good? Fair/Unfair?

    For the first time ever I’ve had trades rejected on the basis of people calling them ‘unfair’ so I’m trying to take all of that into consideration.

    Thanks.

  22. moron says:
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    Would you drop LoMo for Snider or am I high?

  23. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Happy 4th all! Did anyone see that flyball that Rivera misplayed the other day? It brought back memories of the Canseco doink-job from back in the day. Alright, down to business –

    Rank for ROS: Smoak, Helton, Moreland, Trumbo, Wiggy for 1B/CI/Utility

    Thanks for going to work on the holiday, Grey!

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    Swung a deal of Konerko/Stanton/Morrow for McCutchen/Quentin/Cueto. I need an OFer with some pop to fill in now since I just dealt two. Who is the drop for Snider:

    Freese, Valencia, J. Weeks? I have Espinosa at 2nd.

    16 Team H2H, 5 player keeper.

    Thanks and Happy 4th to everyone!

  25. m says:
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    Is it time to pick up Bronson Arroyo in a deep NL only league?
    Career 1st half ERA – 4.79 in 950 Innings
    Career 2nd half ERA – 3.66 in 827 innings

  26. OaktownSteve says:
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    @Grey: Little known fact…Mark Ellis is my favorite player. Little known because I am in no way a public figure and so nobody gives a crud. Not like I’m keeping it a secret. So what I can tell you is he gets crazy hot for about six weeks a year. Last year his second half he hit .279 with 43 RBI’s…while playing in Oakland. I’m taxing my old man memory here, but I think he led ALL MLBers in RBIs in August. So what I am saying is that, while he might not be worth much, there is a chance that he is super worth much for a stretch here.

    I’m not sure “cusp” is much less douchy than “environs” by the way.

    Happy 4th of July, Razzball! We made baseball, jazz and the interwebs, America. Good job us (though not me specifically; I just watched).

  27. ernie says:
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    Grey, if Ryan Zimmerman lands on DL who to add?

    Chase Headley
    Adam Kennedy
    Alberto Callaspo
    Justin Turner
    Daniel Murphy
    Emilio Bonifacio

    thanks again

  28. jeff says:
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    @all

    better play this week (pts league)?

    marcum vs ari, vs cin
    capuano @ lad, @ sf

  29. Brew Crew says:
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    Start/Advice (12 Team ROTO)
    (W, ERA, K, WHIP)

    Cueto@STL
    Hudson@Mil
    Morrow@BOS

    Thanks

  30. quimmy says:
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    @ALL:

    Pick 2 out of 3 for weekly league lineup this week:

    CarGo
    Thames
    Snider

    I am leaning with the Blue Birds, since CarGo is a ? and has some tough matchups anyway. Thoughts?

  31. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: 1 start Bumgarner at home vs. 2 start Stauffer on the road?

  32. Matt says:
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    12 team mixed league. I have crap pitching, and now that Hanley is starting to heat up I’m looking to move him. Who should I aim for?

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    @quimmy: I’d, unfortunately, probably go with the Birds, as well. CarGo might not play at all this week (and if he does I would assume it would be this weekend), so I’d rather not leave that hole in my lineup.

  34. quimmy says:
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    @wilsonian: thx dude.

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    @quimmy: no problem, it’s just my opinion, though. But if CarGo plays tomorrow, don’t yell at me! Ha.

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    Latos was just dropped in my 8 Team H2H Keeper. Would you drop any of these guys to make a claim on him, or wait until next year?

    D. Hernandez, Beachy, or Anibal? I’m not really considering it, but if you think it’s a good idea, then I might do it.

  37. KCC26 says:
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    it was kind of asked already, but snider or thames going forward?

  38. LeRoy says:
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    Grey,
    Who wins here? Josh Beckett and Jose Tabata for Zobrist and Logan Morrison. Thanks!

  39. sal says:
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    @Grey: volquez or furbush this week?

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ruah: Revere

    @Giant JJ: Nope

    @SpecialFNK: Yup and yup.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Nope

    @chata: Nathan

    @Eddy: Have a great vacation!

    @Dirty Jersey: Hehe

    @Rabbit: Nolasco

    @Bristol: Sounds good for you.

    @chata: Oh, this is gonna be a good one.

    @Lance Berkman: Ha

    @Ethan Stein: Snider… Replace Fuentes.

    @Mike: Stubbs

    @paulzone: I’d hold. Happy 4th!

    @Abell: Nope

    @joe: Brown

    @Votto-voom: Don’t think you can afford to move him.

    @Corvallegian: Luebke

    @SpiralArchitect: Furbush

    @stynyr: Good for you.

    @moron: High

    @Big Magoo: Happy 4th! Moreland, Trumbo, Wiggy…

    @Wilsonian: Happy 4th! Valencia…

    @m: Yup

    @OaktownSteve: Cusp is pretty bad. Ha! Happy 4th of July!

    @ernie: Headley

    @jeff: Capuano

    @Brew Crew: Sit Morrow.

    @quimmy: Gotta sit CarGo.

    @Fletch: Bumgarner

    @Matt: No less than Hamels.

    @Wilsonian: Next year.

    @KCC26: Snider

    @LeRoy: Beckett

    @sal: Volquez

  41. Happy July 4th, 2011! Wait, I think I got too specific. Anyway, I know you’ve been down on Lohse’s crappy K/9 and misleading ERA. Would you drop him for Philthy Hughes straight up?

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ChrisV82: Ha…Happy 4th! I’d go with Hughes.

  43. pat says:
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    Napoli’s coming off the dl shortly, but i’ve had avila in there since he went down… who should i put in now?

  44. quimmy says:
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    @grey: thx man, happy 4th.

  45. Lis Franc says:
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    Morse out again today…MRI of forearm was negative, but X-ray reveals hairline fracture. Uh oh….

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks man. Do you think I gave up too much losing the Dread Pirate?

  47. Racehorse says:
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    Grey

    I’m in 1st in a 12 team non-keeper league.

    My 3B situation is Peralta, Moustakas, Zimmerman. My OF is Cruz, Bourne, Bruce.

    Zimmerman was scratched from today’s line-up due to abdominal “tenderness. Do you think I should jettison Zimmerman for, say, Eric Thames?

    Thanks!

  48. OaktownSteve says:
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    @Grey: oh, yeah…one other thing. I saw you running down my boy Carlos Lee a couple of days ago. And of course this is not about the fact that I’m the guy that held on to him all year, making the league in your estimation, non-competetive. Wait a minute…it is about that fact. Or is it? Hard to tell. I lost my place.

    Oh yeah, you dispense some fine advice and helpful here, but man I think you might be some kind of ageist. Always quick to abandon ship on the grandpas of the league. Lee is in the top 40 or so outfielders right now, on a pace for 95+ rbis and 15+ home runs. And if he has a typically hot second half, he’s pretty damn ownable. The toughest thing is knowing when to hold and when to fold, but I will say I’m pretty happy having picked up Soria, Calos Pena and Ubaldo off waivers in my RCL league. I err on the side of patience.

    Ok, off to the A’s game. Have a good one.

  49. bogbert says:
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    Do you think Marcum is healthy, Grey? Start him today? Happy 4th!

  50. theguarantee says:
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    Start or sit, Rubby tonight in a 16 team league?

  51. The Spaceman says:
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    @ Grey

    Happy 4th boss! Your writeup raised the question; why am I hanging onto Melancon? Should I hold, because he’s the ‘official closer’ or is it safe to lose him?

    Also; (a typical simply Spaceman question) Nyjer Morgan or my boy Raburn (haven’t dropped him all year yet)?

    Truly hope you enjoy your day man!

    The Spaceman

  52. jwgreen says:
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    Grey: Thinking about Hughes’ return. I have a couple of teams with some options:
    1) Drop Burnett, Norris or Zimmermann for Hughes?
    2) Drop Morrow or Tim Hudson for Hughes?
    3) Drop Scherzer or Hellickson for Hughes?
    Thanks – Happy 4th.

  53. MrHappyTime says:
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    Morrow, Garza, Humber, Stauffer, or Carrasco for the rest of the season? Pick 3 in the order you would keep them? Thanks Grey!

  54. Joe Mama says:
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    @ Grey: drop Leake for Hughes? Happy 4th!

  55. Hi Grey — Is Snider a better roll of the dice for some help with power than Chris Davis?

    And are you still holding out hope that Nishioka will become an asset? He hasn’t done much yet but the team seems to think he just needs to get some at-bats.

  56. Feeding the Abscess

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    Depends on needs. If you need K, Morrow. Ratios, Stauffer. I’d say Morrow, Stauffer, Garza, but you’re doing well with all three.

    Stauffer may be limited by an innings cap as the season goes on, another thing to keep in mind.

    According to Rotowire/Chicago Sun-Times, Garza hit 102 MPH on the gun against the White Sox. That sounds too crazy to be true. I know he throws gas, but seriously? Impressive.

  57. Yeah, I meant to thank you for finally farting in Hanley’s general direction (like I asked a few weeks back). Hopefully this is the end of (or at least a hiatus from) Hanny bein’ Hanny.

    Follow up from my 3B question yesterday… I forgot to mention that Chisenhall is also an option. Do you still like Daniel Murphy best?

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @pat: Avila for now.

    @quimmy: Happy 4th!

    @Lis Franc: Uh-oh is right.

    @Wilsonian: No, it was fine.

    @Racehorse: No

    @OaktownSteve: Ha…Yeah, I’ll admit it, I might be a little ageist. Just 15 HRs and good counting stats goes sour real easy if he slumps for a month. Have a good time at the game.

    @bogbert: I’d sit him. Happy 4th!

    @theguarantee: Start

    @The Spaceman: Happy 4th! Hold Melancon for now. Hold Raburn for power, Nyjer for speed.

    @jwgreen: Happy 4th! 1) Burnett 2) Hold 3) Hold

    @MrHappyTime: Morrow, Garza, Stauffer…

    @Joe Mama: Happy 4th! Sure…

    @Enrique: Snider over Davis. In some leagues, I am holding Nishioka, but I don’t have much faith.

    @Feeding the Abscess: Impressive.

    @Awesomus Maximus: No problem. Chisenhall over Murphy.

  59. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Is there a cat for a guy who has a 15-Day DL stint every year and is also constantly day-to-day? It should be named Youkilis.

  60. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Give up Agon and Farnsworth to get Greinke and Sabathia?

    thanks

  61. paulzone says:
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    we payout a half way prize and i need W and GIDP. I picked up Wandy and thinking of Matt Harrison (vs. BAL / OAK this week) for two starts this wekk. Harrison is killing it GIDP. Okay on Harrison or is there a 2 start pitcher that is looking better? Maybe Worley?

    If anyone is on top of the 2 start lesser owned SP’s, i’m open to other options…

  62. Trevor

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    Oh gosh…. What happened to youuuk? Happy 4th everyone !!

  63. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Or Agon for Halladay and Furcal?

    Follow-up from 3 posts up.

  64. TomtheBod says:
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    @Grey. I’m kinda iffy about Snider for power Grey. I understand that he has a great track record for hitting the HR, but he only hit 2 HRs in 200+ Minor league at-bats this season after he was sent down. Something tells me he’s changed his approach at the dish, which is what the Jays wanted him to do when they sent him down. I think the power will come down the line, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t come until next season.

  65. Got a dilemma. I am going to pick up Hughes because I am in need of pitching. Which masher should I drop for him? The slumping Joyce, or the hurt Morse? Thanks.

  66. Wilsonian says:
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    This comes as no surprise, but CarGo is not in the lineup today.

    @Grey: if I had room to pick up one of these 2Bs – Hill, Johnson, Struggla – would you pick up one and play them over Espinosa, who seems to be struggling a bit right now?

  67. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Wilsonian: Valencia is picking it up.

  68. Wilsonian says:
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    Hell, I dropped Valencia this morning and he’s 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI today.

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    @Terrence Mann: yeah, I probably shoulda stuck with him and not Freese. Oh well, if he keeps it up and no one claims him by Thursday, I can try again.

  70. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: You just need to wish everyone happy 4th right now. You told 4 guys “happy 4th” already. Nice average but no production. Those are Crapalanco numbers. Happy 4th, Gray!

  71. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Wilsonian: Didn’t see you dropped him. Freese may be better rod. I hate Target.

  72. Terrence Mann says:
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    rod? There needs to be a droid Roto app!

  73. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:could you rank these OF’s?10 team h2h(OBP,TB’s)

    LoMo,El Caballo,Wells….thnks.

  74. Whiskey Diet says:
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    14 Team, H2h

    3 OF league, 1 Util

    I currently have McCutchen, Pence, Krispie at OF, and rotating Morse / Quentin in UTIL.

    Do I drop McGehee and add Snider, another OF (even though I don’t really have a spot), or hold on to McGehee in case Youuuk goes down?

    Thanks Grey, hope the holiday’s going well.

  75. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    here comes Frank Frank to face the top of the Sox lineup.I predict a disaster.

  76. darkdragon88 says:
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    Drop Smoak for Snider? Thank you in advance, Grey!

  77. Fletch says:
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    Glad I went with Marcum and benched D. Hudson …too bad I can’t count Marcum’s offensive statistics today though.

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    Son of a bitch…Hudson and Lincecum and Morrow really trying to fuck my ratios for the week on the first day.

  79. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    wow….Hudson just got thoroughly pitchslapped.An 0-2 grandslam to the pitcher?Between this start from Hudson,the lousy start from Price and the fact that three of my OF’s(Braun,Gordon and Morse) are now injured my week is off to a great start.well,at least Im playing the team directly behind me this wk.

    “fantasy baseball:helping prematurely balding men lose their hair faster”….and that’s me quoting Grey!

  80. Steve says:
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    If you can’t get a pitcher out, you’re no fucking use to anybody.

  81. Emporers Monkey says:
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    Hudson served up a sweet batting practice meatball for Marcum with the count 0-2. My grandma could have hit that sucker out, hell even Evan Longoria could have. Once again my ERA takes it right in the balls, I hate fantasy baseball.

  82. Terrence Mann says:
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    Marcum helping himself! Sorry, Steve.

  83. royce! says:
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    Damn, Dan! I knew someone in my h2h was gonna screw me this week, but I was hoping it would be Furbush!

  84. Steve says:
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    @royce!: Nice grab on Snider. Something Bonnie Franklin never managed on One Day At A Time.

  85. Trevor

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    Well there goes Marcum’s win!! Thanks bullpen!

  86. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Cardinals announcers are STILL complaining about Cueto and the fight from last season.Probably the most annoying,obnoxious announcers in baseball.

  87. Steve says:
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    Now Axford’s screwing me. A Cueto meltdown can only be minutes away.

  88. MrHappytime says:
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    Bernadina, T Snider, or D Jennings whenever he makes it up? Also J Weeks or Ackley for MI? Thanks!

  89. yankees2011 says:
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    Happy Fourth Grey.

    First my gripe – I needed one W last week from the combination of Hamels, Scherzer, Kennedy, Beachy and Billinglsey and you guessed it, I came up empty. As Norm MacDonald would say – What the H???

    I guess I don’t need to ask whether I should start Scherzer this week against KC. It’s too late unfortunately. I stupidly figured it would be ok. He does suck.

    I have beem hanging onto Gomes for a few weeks and his recent suckiness and lack of existence in the Reds lineup is really pissing me off. Do I drop him for any of the following – Freese, Snider, Thames, Pressley, Chisenhall? I could use anything at Utility.

    Thanks much Grey.

  90. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @chata: point taken.

  91. chata says:
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    this kid tomlin gets little respect within the fantasy community due to his
    low strike-out ratios , i suppose , but it seems he’s always giving the indians
    a chance to win .

  92. Joe says:
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    Where do you stand on Werth? He was dropped in my 10 team keeper league. Use my #2 waiver spot to pick him up while dropping Desmond Jennings?

  93. Steve says:
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    @Steve: No meltdown, but that still stings.

  94. tggq21 says:
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    Grey,
    I need a replacement if Yooouk goes down. Who would you add as a temporary replacement? H2H, 5×5?

    E. Bonifacio
    D. Murphy
    M. Tejeda
    D.Valencia
    E. Nunez
    C.McGehee
    C.Jones
    D.Freese
    M.Izturis

  95. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Drop Stanton for Sandoval?

  96. chata says:
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    @Steve:

    zero k’s ….. seems implausible

  97. Steve says:
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    @chata: Hadn’t even noticed that. Rounds it off nicely.

  98. chata says:
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    anyone see what happened to tulo ?

  99. VinWins

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    @chata: pulled up running to first. Figure quad again.

  100. chata says:
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    timothy miller from the atlanta opera doing “God Bless America” .
    pretty sweet .

  101. The Sequential Hermanphrodite says:
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    Wow.. this is a terrible week to own Tulo, Youk, Zimmerman, and Morse on the same team..

  102. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team 5×5 for my U

    D. Murphy or Snider?

  103. Feeding the Abscess

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    Mini Donkey!

  104. William says:
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    @Grey – Matt Wieters or Russel Martin for the rest of the season? I have a bad feeling that Wieters won’t be more valuable than Martin in a 5×5 standard roto league.

  105. Eddie says:
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    In the last 72 hours, injuries to Chipper, CarGo, Jose Reyes and Dempster. My team has been gutted.

  106. agarthered says:
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    Ryan Roberts or Daniel Murphy going forward?

  107. Emporers Monkey says:
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    I have been surfing on those negative waves for awhile, perhaps I need to sit on the shore and soak in some sun!!

  108. Dan says:
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    Werth- zing!

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